FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - U.S. military officials said Wednesday that fighter jets were training in a rural area the night of Jan. 8 when dozens of people reported seeing a UFO.
Although officials at the Naval Air Station Reserve Base in Fort Worth initially said none of their planes were in the area of the UFO reports, they changed their story Wednesday, saying that 10 F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) were training near Stephenville, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth, about the time of the sightings.
But, some residents say the military's revelation actually bolsters their claims because several reported seeing at least two fighter jets chasing an object.
'This supports our story that there was UFO activity in that area,' said Kenneth Cherry, the Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which took more than 50 reports from locals at a meeting last weekend. 'I find it curious that it took them two weeks to 'fess up. I think they're feeling the heat from the publicity.'
Several dozen people swear that what they saw was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object's lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. http://nevernwo.blogspot.com/